UNDP and SAP Introduces Project Code Unnati to Promote Digital Skills and Entrepreneurship in Karnataka

Project Code Unnati was introduced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with SAP Labs India in three Karnataka districts to encourage digital skilling and entrepreneurship development for youth and women.

Dr. CN Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Electronics, IT and BT, Science and Technology; Minister for Higher Education, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, launched the initiative today, December 10, in the presence of Dr. Shalini Rajneesh (IAS), Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Planning, Programming, Monitoring and Statistics, Dr. S Selvakumar (IAS), Secretary, Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, and Ashwin D Gowda (IRS), Managing Director, Karnataka Skill Development Corporation

SAP and UNDP have curated three broad workstreams as part of Project Code Unnati, which will directly impact the lives of over 20,000 youth, 5,000 women, and 300 community-based enterprises in the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Raichur, and Bengaluru Rural over the course of the project’s three-year duration. SAP Labs India employees will serve as strategic mentors for all of the initiatives. SAP has also developed the Code Unnati digital platform as a mobile application, which enables access to over 230 courses for children and employees of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

These workstreams include imparting digital literacy, enhancing entrepreneurial skills, and providing digital financial education for women, as well as developing digital skills and entrepreneurship development for youth at the university level, connecting them to Atal incubation centers, and providing opportunities for them to participate in design-thinking workshops, innovation challenges, and boot camps.

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